Dan Gediman, Albert Guerard and This I Believe

Each week Bob is joined by Dan Gediman, the Executive Director of This I Believe, Inc. to discuss one of the original essays from the 1950s radio series. This week’s featured essay is by Albert Guerard, who came to America in 1906 and served as an Army intelligence officer in World War I. He later taught French and comparative literature at more than a dozen colleges and universities, including Stanford and UCLA, and he wrote 28 books. Although born in France, Guerard loved his adopted American home, and the principles on which it is based. Guerard called himself a “do-gooder with a critical spirit,” and he believed that love and charity would raise mankind out of the “primeval slime.” Click here to read a transcript and hear the audio of his “This I Believe” essay.

Here’s a link to purchase the latest collection of the original 1950’s essays, edited by Dan Gediman.

Edward R. Murrow’s This I Believe